Category Archives: Fly Fishing Gear Review

All things Spey Lines and Sink Tips – George Cook, Erik Johnson, John Hazlett

George Cook, Erik Johnson and John Hazlett have been innovators, instructors and anglers in the world of two handed rods since the beginning of the “Northwest Spey” movement. These guys have thousands of hours on the water testing line matches … Continue reading

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2021 Spey Write-ups from George Cook and Erik Johnson – Sage – RIO – Redington

Our sales reps for Sage, RIO, Redington have given us the latest in Spey line matches for the complete line of rods they represent. This update addresses the new RIO Skagit Max Launch and Skagit Max Power heads, new thoughts … Continue reading

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New Products from Patagonia and Fishpond Tacky

We are excited to offer the new line of Patagonia packs, bags and the new Black Hole Rod Rolls for fall of 2021. We now have the entire line up of Fishpond Tacky Peacador Fly Boxes. These super tough boxes … Continue reading

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Euro Nymphing Videos from Umpqua Feather Merchants and Devin Olsen

From Umpqua Feather Merchants Three great videos by Euro Nymph Guru Devin Olsen. Euro Nymph Fly Box On the water Euro Nymph Strategies

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There is Still Time to Take Care of Father’s Day Gifts

We have our largest selection of trout flies ever at The Caddis Fly. We are happy to help select patterns for specific trips or locations for dad. We are stacked with fly boxes as well. A selection of flies in … Continue reading

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Loon Tailgate Talks: Euro Nymphing Video

Our friend Matt Callies from Loon Outdoors gives an overview on Euro Nymphing tactics, rigs and accessories needed.

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Seychelles Trip Report April 2021

My family and I were extremely fortunate to lead a small group of anglers to Alphonse Island in the Seychelles this past April. Our week-long fishing adventure was outstanding. The Seychelles offers some of the most pristine marine habitat on … Continue reading

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Fly Fishing Outfits for the Aspiring Fly Fisher – Spring 2021

Redington Field Kit – New 2021 Echo Traverse Kit Additional outfits now in stock at Caddisflyshop.com include: SAGE FOUNDATION OUTFITS Echo Base Outfit now on Sale Echo Gecko Kit

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New Sage & Redington European Style Nymphing Gear 2021

The SENSE is designed specifically for the European Style Nymphing angler, with a rod that combines Euro Nymphing specific action, optimized components, and stealthy cosmetics to make the perfect tool for those looking to get the most out of their … Continue reading

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OPST Demo Day – Free Clinic April 9th, 2021

When: April 9th 9am-12 Where: Armitage Park Cost: $0 Limited Space: Call to reserve your spot 541 505 8061 James Millard from Olympic Peninsula Skagit Tactics or OPST as they are known will describe and demonstrate how OPST lines fit … Continue reading

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RIO Sink Tips For Two Handed Rods – 2021

George Cook’s discussion of RIO MOW Tips and Sink Tips. Add this info to the previous posts on line matches and two handed lines and you have everything spey from SAGE and RIO. The Genius of RIO’s Skagit MOW and … Continue reading

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All Things RIO Spey Lines for 2021 – Skagit, Scandi, and More

To follow up on the rod/line match post shared earlier the following describes design and usage of RIO Spey Lines. I will have one more post from George and Erik regarding all things sink tips. Skagit/ology 4.0 “Generation 4 has … Continue reading

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Sage/Redington 2021 Spey Write Ups

For years our Sage/Redington/RIO sales representative George Cook has provided the following guides to us in our “product catalog binder”. In 2021 the digital versions (thanks to covid no doubt) are now available. I thought I would share the rod, … Continue reading

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NEW RIO’s Skagit Max Launch & Skagit Max Power Spey Head Review

In this video, Greg discusses RIO’s new Skagit Max Launch and Max Power series. Skagit Max Launch: 23′ Long Amazing front taper design to easily cast large flies and tips and load the rod with ease and sensitivity. Grains 400-750 … Continue reading

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New RIO Skagit Heads Explained – Video

Simon Gawesworth discusses RIO’s new line up of Skagit style spey heads. Skagit Max Launch and Skagit Max Power are the most advanced Skagit style heads RIO has ever produced.

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